Level 2

Alaska Science
Key Element

A student who meets the content standard should understand that major scientific breakthroughs may link large amounts of knowledge, build upon the contributions of many scientists, and cross different lines of study.


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Performance Standard Level 2, Ages 8–10

Students design a timeline to show the historical development of an object or tool that they use.

Sample Assessment Ideas

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Sample Assessment Ideas

  • Students design concept webs that show how contributions across a variety of fields are used to produce inventions.

  • Students identify commonly used objects and ask Elders what they used before the object was available.

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Standards Cross-References
( Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Standards

National Science Education Standards

Many different people in different cultures have made and continue to make contributions to science and technology. (Page 166)

Science and technology have advanced through contributions of many different people, in different cultures, at different times in history. Science and technology have contributed enormously to economic growth and productivity among societies and groups within societies. (Page 169)

Scientists and engineers work in many different settings, including colleges and universities, businesses and industries, specific research institutes, and government agencies. (Page 169)

Tracing the history of science can show how difficult it was for scientific innovators to break through the accepted ideas of their time to reach the conclusions that we currently take for granted. (Page 171)



Science is an adventure that people everywhere can take part in, as they have for many centuries. (Page 16)

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